Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 4: TO MAINTAIN JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, WHILE OBSERVING THE PRINCIPLE OF COMITY IN ITS GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PUBLIC.


Objective

4.4 To inform the community of the court’s structure, function, and programs.

Intent of the Objective

Most citizens do not have direct contact with the courts. Information about courts is obtained through the media, lawyers, litigants, jurors, political leaders, and others. This objective suggests that courts have a direct responsibility to inform the community of their structure, functions, and programs. The sharing of such information increases public awareness of and confidence in the operations of the courts.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to educate the public about your court, the law, or the administration of justice.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010664629What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to educate the public about your court, the law, or the administration of justice?Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to educate the public about your court, the law, or the administration of justice.
(Hover on the chart for more information and click on the chart to see which courts chose that response.)
Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to educate the public about your court, the law, or the administration of justice.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
BAKER CITY COURT
The court employed high school students to work in the court office.
EUNICE CITY COURT
The court instituted and continued a program of going into the schools to develop relationships with the young people in the city, bringing law enforcement officers and other mentors.
JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT
Both judges continued to participate in and arrange "mock" trials for local area high schools each year. First Parish Court worked with local high schools and colleges to accommodate students seeking " intern" programs which engaged local students by providing hands-on training and insight into the judicial system as it relates to criminal, misdemeanor and traffic offenses.
JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT
Every summer, the court works with high school and college students to provide a general overview of the court's procedure and the criminal justice system.
KAPLAN CITY COURT
The judge was a guest speaker to the Boy Scouts and performed with the state police in mock trials at high schools.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
Lafayette City Court's web site will allow members of the bar and the public access to court schedules and records as appropriate. The court ensured that Teen Court can use the courthouse facilities when court is not in session.
MINDEN CITY COURT
Implemented the CC-Ready juvenile program to teach life skills training and gave an overview presentation of the program to the Minden City Council.
NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT
Municipal Court, through the assistance of the City of New Orleans IT department, maintained a webpage which is located in conjunction with the City of New Orleans website.
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Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective8 courts (BAKER CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT)
Appeared on radio or TV shows7 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below46 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Created/maintained a website containing information about the court28 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective6 courts (BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT)
Gave talks at various forums28 courts (ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Participated in Judicial Ride-Along programs2 courts (HAMMOND CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Participated in shadow programs10 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT)
Sponsored a teen court program2 courts (BOSSIER CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT)
Sponsored tours of the court18 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Used social media5 courts (BUNKIE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Visited classrooms25 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)

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